Day of Event Details

Agenda

  • 8:00am Century Riders
  • 9:00am 60-Mile Riders
  • 10:00am 26-Mile Riders
  • 11:00am 10-Mile Riders

Finish at Talkeetna Alaska Lodge by 6:00 pm
Dinner - Talkeetna Alaska Lodge between 5:00pm and 8:00pm
Mission Program & Finish Party Starts at 8:00 pm
All of the Clean Air Challenge routes start and finish at Talkeetna Alaskan Lodge.

Parking and Driving Directions

Talkeetna Alaskan Lodge
23601 Talkeetna Spur Rd
Talkeetna, AK 99676

FROM ANCHORAGE:

  • Head north on the Seward Highway
  • Turn right on 6th Avenue (Interstate A-1 north/Glen Highway)
  • Continue on AK-3 North (George Parks Highway)
  • Follow AK-3 through Wasilla and Willow to Talkeetna Jct, Parks Hwy Milepost 98.7
  • Turn right on Talkeetna Spur Road
  • Talkeetna Alaskan Lodge on your Right at Mile 12.5

FROM FAIRBANKS:

  • Head South on the AK-3 S (George Parks Highway)
  • Follow AK-3 through Neenana, Denali National Park, Trapper Creek to Talkeetna Junction, Parks Hwy Milepost 98.7
  • Turn left on Talkeetna Spur Road
  • Talkeetna Alaskan Lodge on your Right at Mile 12.5

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Event Directions

Safety Procedures

Clean Air Challenge riders are reminded to obey all traffic regulations and posted signage. Should you need any assistance, there will be a contact number posted for Rider Support.

We ask that you kindly practice safe cycling. Please ride single file and remain alert at all times. Please extend courtesy to drivers, course marshals, law enforcement officials, residents of communities along the route, and fellow riders. We require that all riders wear bike helmets and high visibility clothing. State and local rules or recommendations for safety related to COVID-19 will also apply.

Rest Stops

All rest stops will be fully stocked with hot and cold water, snacks, and port-a-potties.

Children

Please note that all riders must be at least 5 years old by event day in order to participate. Children age 5-12 are allowed to participate in the 10-mile and 26-mile options. Riders age 13-17 are allowed to participate up to the 60 mile option. Any rider under the age of 18 must ride with an adult (age 18 years or older), and must not be left alone under any circumstances. For adults who ride at a faster pace, please note that your child may not be left unattended while you ride.

COVID-19 Safety Protocol

The American Lung Association is committed to the health and safety of our staff, participants, and volunteers.

Our social events have been reimagined to provide the experience you know and love, while adhering to CDC recommendations. It will take all of us staff, volunteers, and participants to make our ride not only successful but safe.

What to Expect

  • Health self-assessment
    • To be determined
  • Masks
    • If there is a CDC recommendation to wear masks indoors or a local requirement on masks, guests, volunteers, and staff will be required to wear a face mask at any event, except when eating and/or six feet apart.
    • Outside protocols
      • All volunteers serving food at the rest stops will be required to wear a mask.
      • Unvaccinated participants will be required to wear a mask when they are within 6 ft of other participants and at the start/finish line, rest stops, and in SAG vehicles.
  • Social Distancing
    • ALA will follow CDC recommendations and local requirements on social distancing.
    • We are limiting physical contact as much as possible.
    • We will use increased safety and hygiene practices for staff and volunteers.

Thank You to Our Local Sponsors

Presenting Sponsor

Matson Navigation Company

Mission Sponsor

Alaska Heart & Vascular Institute

Platinum Sponsors

Anchorage & Valley Radiation Therapy Centers Orthopedic Physicians Alaska

Gold Sponsors

Alyeska Pipeline CRW Engineering Group Denali Brewing Doyon
Foundation Health Partners Providence Mat-Su Health Foundation Yuit Communications The Bike Shop

National Sponsors

National Corporate Team Partner

Kindred Hospitals

Learn more about National Teams